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BlackBerry Receives Prestigious Top Prize in the Red Dot Award 2015

The design community is taking notice. Adding to the IF Design Award won earlier this year, the BlackBerry Passport has won the “Best of the Best” Red Dot Product Design 2015 award. The Red Dot: Best of the Best is awarded for innovative design and is the highest individual award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. Only the outstanding products in a category receive this award – in 2015, only 81 products from 31 categories were given the sought-after seal of quality. Press release:

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Android apps

Android Games For Your BlackBerry Device

For the past year or so, there has been a great deal of attention paid to the idea of BBM rolling out for iOS and Android mobile users. We even wrote this March about the roll-out of BBM Protected to Android and iOS, which essentially provided a gigantic range of users with a new option for secure instant messaging. But among all this talk, there’s been little mention of the fact that BlackBerry devices have also become far more compatible with Android apps, thanks to a deal with Amazon’s Android app store. In fact, even Android apps not available in this store can be converted for use on a BlackBerry 10, as detailed by CNET.

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BBM Users more Loyal than WhatsApp, Instagram, WeChat, Snapchat and Twitter

According to data published by Silicon Valley mobile analytics provider, Quettra, BBM has the second highest user retention among 22 Android social and messaging apps tracked by Quettra. They include WhatsApp, Instagram, WeChat, Snapchat, Twitter and others. As reported by The Information and CNBC, BBM held onto more than 93% of its users after 30 days, more than double the 43% average user retention after 30 days for all apps measured.

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Devices

First Official Look at Apps on The New 5-Inch HD BlackBerry Leap

Here’s your first official look at using BlackBerry World and the Amazon Appstore (Android) on the new 5-Inch HD BlackBerry Leap Your destiny is in your hands. The BlackBerry Leap with a brilliant 5″ HD screen and a best-in-class typing experience so you can work faster and with fewer errors. It also brings peace of mind from BlackBerry’s high standards of mobile security to protect your privacy and company data. It’s every thing you expect from BlackBerry, in a secure all-touch smartphone.

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